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Sept. 23, 1836
My Dear Sir,
Indisposition forces me to be brief.
I tender to you my most sincere thanks for having
procured and forwarded to me the first act of Bal-
win's Cromwell. Except Shakespeare, I have read
nothing to compare with it. I would have men-
tioned in the Messenger the agency you had in
procuring it, except that I thought you could
not speak so freely of its wants, or of my peri-
odical, [was, now ?] the fact known to the discerning
I forward you all the sheets of my
[draft ?] No. I cannot assure it till Thursday next -
consequently you will not notice it till
I hope you will spare no pains in
your review of this No. The mechanical assertion is
equal, if not really superior, to any of its predecessors.
Every article in it strikes me as first-rate, except
the reply to Judge Hopkinson, - and even that is
plausible - though I think its [ ?] has failed to
shake, in the slightest degree, any one of the ob-
jections [urged ?] by the Judge against the Right
of Instruction, as interpreted by our Van-Buren
I shall say nothing about an agent till I see
you in New York - which will be in a fortnight.
By the packet which leaves here to-
morrow I shall send you Act I.
Truly your friend,
T. W. White
RICHMOND VA SEP 23
Mr. William Scott,
Office of the "Weekly Messenger",
New York City.
[Schr. ?] Hornett,